Is fur fleishig?

My thinking is, not edible -> not food -> not fleishig. But I dunno. (This question is pure silliness and not practical.)

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    Or in Hebrew: האם פרווה בשרי? Anyways, it would seem it's Parve, reading between the lines here: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/21943/501 Dec 21, 2020 at 8:10
  • How about fur from a non kosher animal?
    – sam
    Dec 21, 2020 at 16:55
  • Weren't there more comments here last night? Did they get deleted? Dec 21, 2020 at 17:23
  • Is shown in the answer, the question is actually a serious question; not because of eating, but because of the possibility of cooking fur in milk.
    – Mordechai
    Dec 22, 2020 at 22:31

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This is discussed in Shulchan Aruch. See Yoreh De'ah 87:7 that says that one is Patur (exempt from punishment) if one cooks hides in milk.

המבשל שליל בחלב חייב וכן האוכלו אבל המבשל שליא או עור וגידים ועצמות ועיקרי קרנים וטלפים הרכים פטור וכן האוכלם פטור:‏

One who cooks an embryo in milk is liable, and one who eats them cooked together is liable. But cooking the placenta, skin, tendons, bones, ikari karnaim (The part of the horn that is found below the skin) ,or soft hooves [in milk] is exempt [from the Torah] and one who eats them is exempt.

However, it's not permissible to do so, as the Kaf Hachaim mentions, with sources.

סו) [סעיף ז'] המבשל שליל וכו' אבל המבשל שליא או עור וכו' פטור. וכן האוכלם פטור. אבל איסורא מיהא איכא בין באכילה בין בבישול. ש"ך ס"ק כ"ב. פר"ח או' ך' לה"פ או' י"ד. בל"י או' י"ד. הל"פ בסעי' זה. שפ"ד או' כ"ב. חכ"א כלל מ' סוף או' ו' בי"צ או' ט' ערוך השלחן או' כ"ט. זב"צ או מ"ט.‏

Seems that it is considered to be a Rabbinical decree - it's fleishig deRabanan.

  • Hair is not on that list, and is plausibly not subject to the rabbinic prohibition as less similar to real meat
    – Double AA
    Dec 22, 2020 at 15:26
  • @DoubleAA - I assumed the OP meant a fur coat, not strands of fur/hair. Dec 22, 2020 at 15:28
  • @DannySchoemann That's an interesting assumption Dec 22, 2020 at 18:52
  • @AkivaWeinberger - can you be the referee - what are you asking about? Animal hair or animal hides? Dec 23, 2020 at 6:21
  • @DannySchoemann I meant hair Dec 23, 2020 at 6:48

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